Minister for Education to face Oireachtas committee regarding free school transport

The Education Minister is due before an Oireachtas committee today, over issues facing the new free school transport scheme.


Minister Norma Foley will take questions from TDs and Senators as many parents report not being able to access bus places for their children.


The problem has been widespread throughout the counties of Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal with many families being impacted.


The scheme was introduced in an effort to help families cope with the rising cost of living, but the number of places available has been outstripped by demand.


Labour Party Education Spokesperson, Aodhan O’Riordan, says although the scheme is welcome, it was poorly implemented: